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2012-2013 Tentative Budget Approved

Each fiscal year, High School District 211 creates its tentative budget for the upcoming school year. The tentative budget for the 2012-2013 academic year was approved by the Board of Education at its Aug. 16 meeting, and is available for public viewing on the District website and local libraries.  The budget will be available for public review for 30 days, at which time the Board will vote to adopt the plan for the upcoming year. All school districts must finalize and approve a budget no later than Sept. 30. This year marks another financially stable year for the District 211, according to Dave Torres, associate superintendent for business. The ...

District 211 to Discontinue Class Rank

At its Dec. 8, 2011 meeting, the Board of Education approved the recommendation of a District committee to discontinue the practice of ranking students based upon grade point average.  The committee's recommendation is based upon a growing national trend among high schools to eliminate this practice because few, if any, colleges or universities continue to use class rank as a determining factor in the admissions process. A two-phase process to eliminate Class Rank will be implemented, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, class rank will be removed from report cards and transcripts.  Students in the class of 2013, however, will have the ...